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« on: August 18, 2017, 08:44:42 PM »

Less than a month away, hope there's some salt left.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 09:34:06 AM »

See you there!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 05:46:29 PM »

Team Graybeards will be supporting two (2!) new turbo Sportsters.
(OK, one is a Buell)

#6062 is getting rebuilt to have rear suspension, in hopes of 2018 WoS.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 05:58:48 PM »

Just wanted to give everyone and update. Dennis S. and Larry V. are making a trip to the flats this Thursday the 24th.  We are well aware of the track conditions experienced at Speed Week.  At this point we are 'not' planning on using the same tracks as were used during Speed Week. Once Dennis and Larry have had a chance to check things out, we will let you all know what the track layouts will be. We will strive to be honest in reporting what will be available in both distance and surface condition.
Stay tuned for further updates as we get closer, and hang in there.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 06:08:14 PM »

How are the lines at WOS, are the like Saturday at Speedweek or more like Wednesday?  Do they have qualifying and record runs on the last day?
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 08:03:27 PM »

How are the lines at WOS, are the like Saturday at Speedweek or more like Wednesday?  Do they have qualifying and record runs on the last day?

Didn't stick around for the last day, but in 2014, after Speedweek was rained out, but WOS was able to go, there were probably 150 contestants.  I understand that most everybody was able to get all of the runs in they wanted.

I find WOS a lot less chaotic in comparison to Speedweek.  Fewer distractions, cheaper hotels, cooler weather.
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 09:01:06 AM »

Last year we ran the short course at WOS. You could hot lap as quick as you could get ready and pull to the line. The long course looked about like Wed of SW.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 02:07:16 PM »

Has anyone seen a list of entry vehicles for World of Speed?
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 05:40:51 PM »

We no longer publish the entry list for World of Speed. There are, believe it or not, valid reasons for this. I won't go into it, but it has caused some issues in the past. The actions of a few can cause problems for the rest of us.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 11:27:50 AM »

Monty, any updates from yesterdays trip out on the salt?
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 12:24:19 PM »

Monty, any updates from yesterdays trip out on the salt?
This?Huh?Thanks
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 05:05:41 PM »

Some decent news to report. Dennis and Larry were on on Thursday, they spent several hours scouting for possible track locations. They have found a couple of possibilities. The most promising for our long course, could be approximately seven and a half miles in length and would be situated west of where the pits were located during Speedweek.  That area has been underwater for the last few years and therefore inaccessible, it has dried now and looks pretty promising. They had intended to pull a drag along it, but the motorcycle folks had all the drags in use, working to prep their own courses.
Our short course will most likely use the same track we had prepared for the Test and Tune. It is in decent shape and should come around nicely when worked a little bit.
Dennis and Larry will be going back out again this Thursday and use a drag to further evaluate both tracks and we will post their findings. We feel confident that USFRA will be able to provide the best courses possible considering the thin salt conditions.
If this is how we finalize the location of the tracks, it will mean a very unique layout and changes to how the return roads and turnouts will be situated. Stay tuned to this same"Bat Channel" for more information.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 10:51:12 PM »

As always Monte, thanks for all you and the others do so that we speed nuts can have at it! Looking forward to a good if not GREAT event , again, thanks goes to the crews that spend their own time working on the courses and trying their best to make lemonade from the lemons we have been left with! See you all in a couple weeks, Ed & Leona # 1011 aka: the 'eyeball car'   grin cheers
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2017, 11:42:10 AM »

Great news Monty, thank you.
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2017, 12:32:55 PM »

We appreciate the thanks from all of you, I will pass them along to the club members.
If you have not do so yet, you can see the schedule of World of Speed posted on our website: http://saltflats.com/2017/WOS17/Schedule.htm
The weather here continues to be warm and dry so things are looking good!
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